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July 27th, 2009, 10:57 AM
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Hey ladies! My plan is to begin gradually weaning from breastfeeding beginning around 10-11 months and by a year, be down to just morning & night nursing and then slowly take those away (I love breastfeeding, so please don't bash my decision to wean, there are several reasons for my decision and I am pretty proud of myself for making it this far). I have a question though---when I start replacing feeds with formula, would it be better to just use regular infant formula, or should I try that next step formula that is milk-based? I don't know anything about formula because we've never used it, but I want it to be an easy transition to whole milk at a year. I just don't know if those next step (or go and grow or whatever they are called) formulas are really better for older babies or not? Any advice you have would be helpful! Thank you!
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July 27th, 2009, 11:14 AM
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I tried the next step formula once, but then went back to regular. He will get regular formula until he is ready to move on to other milk.

We weaned around 8 1/2 months because my supply was not satisfying Reid. I was missing pumping sessions at work and couldn't sustain it anymore We had a seamless transition to formula. I would mix some formula in with a bottle of BM and he never seemed to notice when we went to full on formula.
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July 27th, 2009, 11:31 AM
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If she takes regular formula, its cheaper and just about the same formula. With formula they tend to wean a bit earlier, and its an easier transition over to a sippy cup with vitamin D milk. Good luck!!
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July 27th, 2009, 12:12 PM
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Ok I thought we weren't suppose to do milk till like 2 yrs old?! (I don't know anything about kid stuff so I could be TOTALLY wrong here). Is this one of those things thats becoming a controversy? Is there pros/cons to giving milk earlier or later? (sorry not trying to thread high jack! LOL)
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July 27th, 2009, 12:28 PM
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Cows milk is recommended here at 1 year.

I agree with Bethy and try regular formula.
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July 27th, 2009, 12:43 PM
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Originally Posted by soImarriedAnerd View Post
Ok I thought we weren't suppose to do milk till like 2 yrs old?! (I don't know anything about kid stuff so I could be TOTALLY wrong here). Is this one of those things thats becoming a controversy? Is there pros/cons to giving milk earlier or later? (sorry not trying to thread high jack! LOL)

Cows milk starts a 1yr, sooner if needed. Seamus had to start a 11months because his weight got stuck from 4.5months till 11mo(he'd go up a few oz then back down a few). They say 2% till 2yrs old then they can go to 1% or Skim(what Seamus drinks now).


I'd actually talk to her pedi and see what they say, if you're going to do it between 10-11mo they may just recommend forgetting the formula and just doing cow's milk
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